And when summons in our ears were shrill,
Unshaken in our trust we rose, and then
Flung but a backward glance and carefree still,
Went strongly forth to do the work of men.
Lt. William Noel Hodgson MC, 9th Bn Devonshire Regt.
Killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, 1st July 1916.
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